(May 18, 2018)The Connecticut Tigers were so eager to add Kevin Gehl to their staff that they tailored a position description for fit his strengths. An STAA member, Gehl is the Tigers’ new radio voice and Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.
He also joins the Dodd Stadium front office as a sales executive and manager of multimedia outreach for the club.
Last month, Gehl was named inaugural voice of the Maine Mammoths of the National Arena League.
The new Voice of the Tigers brings a decade of professional broadcasting experience to Connecticut. Gehl is the inaugural television voice of Maine Mammoths football in the National Arena League and serves as a play-by-play broadcaster in multiple sports for Patriot League, Ivy League, and Northeastern University coverage on NESN, ESPN+ and Stadium. He’s an EMMY®-nominated sports reporter whose work has appeared on Big Ten Network and NBC Sports California.
“Kevin’s on-air experience speaks for itself,” said Tigers general manager Dave Schermerhorn. “We’re excited to welcome a seasoned play-by-play voice with personality and enthusiasm that Tigers fans will love when they tune in throughout Southeastern Connecticut and beyond.”
“I sincerely thank Dave Schermerhorn and senior vice president C.J. Knudsen for developing this new front office position around my strengths as a broadcaster, content creator, and media facilitator,” Gehl explained. “With a first-overall pick in the upcoming MLB First-Year Player Draft, there’s a focus on the future in the Detroit Tigers organization and I’m honored to team up with a top-notch club I had the privilege to cover as a reporter.”
From 2011 to 2015, Gehl worked as a sports anchor at WLNS-TV (CBS) in Michigan and reported from Comerica Park during the American League Championship run of the 2012 Detroit Tigers, who included current Connecticut Tigers manager Gerald Laird on their World Series roster.
“We take great pride in our affiliation with the Detroit Tigers,” said Schermerhorn. “Kevin’s background and knowledge of the Major League club will be a great asset as we extend our Player Development Contract with Detroit through the 2020 season.”
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Gehl graduated from the University of Missouri and previously served as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Hagerstown Suns, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. He also provided radio play-by-play for the Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.